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What a Difference 20 Years Makes: Our Favorite Teen Sitcom Stars as Real-Life Parents

Mar 7 2014 - 3:16am

As teens, we swooned over the stars of our favorite TV shows. But these days, our high school idols spend less time on set and more time on the playground. From the hotties of Bayside High to the devious ladies of Beverly Hills, see which teen sitcom stars from the '80s and '90s have taken on the new roles of mom and dad.

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Tia Mowry

The star of Sister, Sister gave birth to a baby boy, Cree Taylor Hardrict, on June 28, 2011. Her pregnancy experience was documented on Tia & Tamera, a reality show on the Style Network.

Alyssa Milano

When she was just 10 years old, this leading lady landed her breakthrough role as Samantha Micelli on Who's the Boss? Now, she's the mother to son Milo Thomas Bugliari.

Christina Applegate

The face of Married With Children's Kelly Bundy welcomed daughter Sadie Grace on Jan. 27, 2011.

Fred Savage

Best known as The Wonder Years' Kevin Arnold, the actor is married to his childhood friend Jennifer Lynn Stone and the father of Oliver and Lily.

Jennie Garth

Girls run the Garth house! The former star of Beverly Hills, 90210 is the mother to daughters Luca Bella, Lola Ray, and Fiona Eve.

Kirk Cameron

The lovable teen from Growing Pains has transformed into a lovable father of six children — Olivia, Isabella, James, Anna, Luke, and Jack.

Lisa Bonet

After eight years of playing Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, the actress wed Lenny Kravitz [2] at the age of 20. The couple welcomed daughter Zoë Isabella Kravitz in 1988. After separating from Kravitz, Bonet married actor Jason Momoa and gave birth to two more children — Lola Iolani and Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha (we hope he has a good nickname!).

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Though the Saved by the Bell heartthrob and his wife, Catriona McGinn, don't have any children of their own (yet!), he has two children with ex-wife Lisa Ann Russell — son Michael Charles and daughter Ava Lorenn.

Mayim Bialik

The former Blossom star who now plays Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory is the mother of two beautiful boys, Miles Roosevelt and Frederick Heschel. She has been very open about her parenting style and even wrote a book about it [3].

Michael J. Fox

One of the popular actors of the '80s, the Family Ties star is the father of four children — Sam Michael, twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, and Esmé Annabelle.

Candace Cameron-Bure

The Full House star is the proud mother to daughter Natasha and sons Lev and Maksim. The actress will return to TV this Spring as one of the competitors on Dancing With the Stars [4].

Mario Lopez

Once a ladies' man on Saved by the Bell, the actor is now a family man, doting on daughter Gia Francesca and son Dominic whenever he can.

Melissa Joan Hart

The bewitching star of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is now the mother to three boys — Mason, Braydon, and Tucker.

Soleil Moon Frye

The Punky Brewster star is all grown up and the mother to daughters Jagger and Poet and son Lyric.

Tamera Mowry

The other half of Sister, Sister gave birth to son Aden on Nov. 12, 2012.

Tiffani Thiessen

The Saved by the Bell beauty is the hot mama to daughter Harper.

Tori Spelling

Thanks to the reality show Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, we've been able to watch the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star raise her four children: Liam, Stella, Hattie, and Finn.

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